Madera Police Department

  • Agency: Madera Police Department
  • Address: 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA
  • Chief: Michael B Kime (Chief of Police)
Phone: 559-675-4200
Fax: (559) 675-6618

Madera Police Department is located at 330 South C Street, Madera, 93637 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael B Kime. The Madera Police Department phone number is 559-675-4200.

Madera Police Department News

*******UPDATE******* The area is now open. We are currently on scene of a residence on fire in the 1000 block of Sierra. Please avoid the area as traffic is affected in the area. The home is vacant. Neighbors have reported homeless subjects coming and going from the residence recently. If you see homeless subjects coming from abandoned or vacant homes in your neighborhood please contact us. We would like to avoid dangers like this. NW3512

***You don't want to miss it! 2018 MAD-KIDS Summer Camp*** MAD-KIDS Summer Camp is just around the corner! Enrollment is now open! Kids ages 9-12 years old will enjoy a fun filled 4 days of camp with Madera PD Officers and Madera Parks and Recreation staff. The camp is on July 9-12th (Monday through Thursday) from 8am to 2pm at the John Wells Youth Center. You can register online or in person at the John Wells Youth Center. Registration is $20.00 per camper, which includes a t-shirt and lunch daily for campers. Registration is limited and will fill up fast! Link for Registration: AK3902

Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We forever owe a debt of gratitude to those who have laid down their lives for our American Dream. We salute the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. AK3902

We responded to multiple burglaries that occurred near Granada Dr. and Cleveland Ave., early this morning. Tyler Roe was caught on surveillance camera footage during one of the thefts. Roe gained entry into victim’s garages with garage remotes he stole from inside their parked vehicles. Roe stole a vehicle during an additional theft and was later spotted by officers. Roe fled when he saw the police vehicle and crashed soon after he fled. Tyler was arrested after he crashed the vehicle. When leaving your vehicles parked overnight, please remember to remove valuable items and keep them locked. BC3657

During Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend, the patrol shift was assisted by Motor Officer Hall whose focus was seeking out drivers that made the disastrous decision to drive impaired. This focus resulted in Officer Hall arresting Eloy Ramirez and Llerenas Araceli for DUI. Patrol Officer Dunn and Officer Santoyo also located two additional DUI drivers and arrested Moises Porfirio and Jose Lopez Ortiz. Officers will continue to enforce DUI’s throughout the weekend and remove them from the roadway before they hurt themselves or others. CA 3751

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning for our monthly Coffee with a Cop event. We greatly appreciate the time spent getting to know everyone in such a relaxed setting. Thanks again to Starbucks for the assistance in our endeavors to connect with community members. We hope to meet more of you next month. MM

Early this morning we received a burglary alarm alert at Rite Aid Pharmacy on Olive Ave. Officers responded and found that the business doors had been pried open. The surveillance video shows Dominic Martin and Tyrus Crew stealing a large quantity of narcotic prescription pill bottles. Martin and Crew crashed their vehicle in Fresno, after leaving Madera. Fresno PD officers located Martin and Crew in the area where the collision took place. The stolen prescription bottles were located inside the wrecked vehicle. BC3657

Last night the Special Investigations Unit conducted an enforcement operation in the City of Chowchilla in response to a recent increase in gang violence. Jose Perales, Aaron Jimenez and Nicholas Hernandez were arrested for possession of loaded handguns. All three are active gang members in the City of Chowchilla, and all three firearms were possessed illegally. Jose (photo 1) and Aaron (photo 2) were arrested in the 1000 block of Trinity Avenue. Nicholas Hernandez (photo 3) was arrested, after a short foot chase, in the 800 block of Kings Avenue. We hope these arrests help to curtail gang violence in the City of Chowchilla and County of Madera as a whole. JA

Yesterday afternoon the Special Investigations Unit arrested Gary Castro for possession for sales of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school (200 block of South O Street). Protecting our children from the tragedy of drug addiction is of the highest priority at the Madera Police Department. As always, anyone who calls 675-4220 to report drug activity can remain anonymous. JA

***UPDATE*** The roadway is now open. It does not appear the collison was alcohol related. Please drive safely. Officers are currently on scene of a traffic collision at Pine St and Howard Rd. Southbound traffic on Pine St. is currenlty blocked. Expect delays and please drive safely. GM3616

*******UPDATE******* The area is now clear. This was an isolated incident with no criminal activity. Officers are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on the corner of 6th St and I St. We ask that you stay out of the area until we can clear the scene. SB3372

It's #WhoisThisWednesday and we are looking to identify the below male suspect, who vandalized a surveillance camera in the ATM at the Union Bank on N. “D” St. If you know who he is, call us at 675-4220. As in all cases, callers can remain anonymous. MT…

****UPDATE**** The number one lane is now open, fire and police have cleared, and PG&E is still on scene. The eastbound lanes on W. Cleveland Avenue are currently blocked at Granada Drive, due to a small electrical fire on a PG&E pole. If you live in this area you may be experiencing a power outage. We will notify you as soon and we have an update, for now the eastbound Cleveland Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Granada Drive. JC3509

Officer Dunn was patrolling the area of C St. and 11th St. when he observed Javier Lujan-Lopez make an unsafe turn. He initiated a traffic stop and suspected Javier was driving while intoxicated. Javier was investigated for DUI and ultimately arrested. Javier was also arrested for being in possession of crystal methamphetamine. His passenger, Faustino Lascarez, was arrested because he also had meth in his possession. Faustino said he uses meth to sober up if he gets too intoxicated. Driving under the influence is inherently dangerous; it is all too common that we have DUI related accidents. Mixing a stimulant with a depressant such as meth and alcohol is also extremely dangerous, a person may underestimate their level of intoxication and increase in risky behavior like driving. JC3509

Early this morning Anisto, who’s a Madera resident, was traveling to work with a friend. After pulling away from an intersection, Luis Valencia jumped into the bed of his pickup. Luis is a complete stranger to Anisto. Luis was paranoid and hallucinating. He refused to leave Anisto’s pickup bed because he felt he was being followed. Anisto and his friend did the right thing and waited for the police to arrive and assist. When FTO McAlister and Officer Fadley arrived, they located Luis still seated in the pickup bed. Luis was determined to be under the influence of a stimulant. Luis also admitted to smoking crystal methamphetamine earlier in the evening. He was booked into County Jail for public intoxication. Meth continues to be an epidemic, which is something officers combat on a daily basis. JC3509

Hopefully K-9 Officer Uno saved some for the rest of us.

It’s #WhoisThisWednesday and we are looking to identify the below suspect, who stole an undisclosed amount of money from an employee break room, at the El Toro Market on N. “D” St. If you know who this person is, call us at 675-4220. As in all cases, you can remain anonymous. MT

This week is National Law Enforcement Appreciation week. Members from New Life Assembly presented officers with some refreshments, snacks and supplies to make their day a little brighter. Thank you New Life Assembly for showing us your appreciation and support! AK3902

Over the last week three people have been arrested for pimping and other sex trafficking related charges in downtown Madera. We have a long history at the Madera Police Department of arresting people involved in the sex trafficking industry and will continue to do what is necessary to protect our community and the victims of sex trafficking. The two most recent arrests, Rudy Lopez (photo 1) and Timmon Crenshaw (photo 2) were controlling women working in the area of B Street and 6th Street when they were arrested. There is a lot of misinformation about this topic, designed to convince people the girls choose a life of sex slavery and degradation. Experienced counselors and police officers in this field know that nothing could be further from the truth. Violence, manipulation and forced poverty of some of the most vulnerable members of our community are the most common tools of a pimp. As always we will work with the OLIVE Foundation to try to get help for the victims in this case. JA

Today we had the privilege to host two french police officers and a french soldier at the Madera Police Department. These guys went through range training, scenario shoot/don't shoot training, and even volunteered to experience the taser before going out on a ride along with our SIU team. They're staying with one of our officer’s families while visiting the Central Valley. Our guests were happy to experience the training our officers go through and see what policing looks like in the United States. We were even fortunate enough to discover our own Officer Hoover (photo 2) has a french twin, no DNA test needed! JA

*****UPDATE***** The roadway is now clear, thank you for being kind to the officers in the roadway. Thank you to the Madera Area CHP office for your quick response and assistance. We are investigating a collision in the area of Ave. 17 and Walden Dr. please try to avoid the area. MM

Teachers Appreciation Week occurs every year during the first full week in May. Words alone cannot express the gratitude we have toward those who choose this profession. All of us, at some point in our lives, have been positively influenced by a teacher, and for that we are grateful! Officer Clark was able to enjoy a little teaching moment with Mrs. Lyons 2nd grade class at Washington Elementary School during our Learning with the Law program. The interaction with each child is priceless. MM

As part of the Emergency Response System, we work closely with different agencies, departments and organizations on a daily basis to provide the best service we can to our citizens. This week is National Nurse Appreciation Week and we wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You!" to the nursing staff at the Madera Community Hospital and all the other nurses out there. We hope you enjoy our small gift of cookies and flowers, and we appreciate all the hard work you do! MA4024

It's #WhoisThisWednesday and we are looking to identify the below male suspect who committed a robbery at the Subway on Howard Rd. The suspect demanded that the cashier empty the register or she would be hurt. The suspect then fled the area in a dark colored vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. If you know who he is, call us at 675-4220 or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP. As in all cases, callers can remain anonymous. MT

May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses Week. We would like to recognize and thank the nurses that help our community each and every day. Nurses play significant roles in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. They make up the biggest healthcare occupation in the United States. To all the nurses out there, we say, “Thank you!” SB3372